Archive for May, 2009

The new Microsoft Bing and Google Wave, exciting times for the Internet…

Bing I am still playing with Bing and will go into more detail once I have had a chance to play with it properly. My initial feeling is ‘not bad’. One thing I liked immediately is that Bing does much more than search for relevant results. It lists related searches down the left hand side […]

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Wolfram Alpha

I cannot remember seeing so much pre launch hype for a new search engine then there was for Wolfram Alpha. There were a number of references to being a Google killer’ however having had a look at Wolfram it is a completely different animal. Wolfram Alpha is really something different from Google and when searching […]

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New Search Features on Google

Google announced some new search features at its Searchology 2009 event a few days ago. Google has previous Searchology events to introduce Universal Search and Personalised Search. This year Google annonced some new search features. Google Marissa Mayer from Google who did the presentation referred to this as a handy “toolbelt” in order to refine […]

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Users are using longer search Queries

Hitwise have come up with some interesting data recently that confirms something we have suspected for some time. The long tail is getting longer, or in other words one and twoword queries are declining as a total of search whereas three and greater word queries are rising.Here are some of the figures: What this points […]

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